October 16, 1986
The Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to eliminate the dental assistant program. The board's decision was prompted by a steady decline in the program's enrollment in recent years, said Maureen Ramer, dean of occupational education at the community college at 3600 Workman Mill Road, near Whittier. Only 22 dental assistant students graduated this summer, about half the number who completed the one-year program several years ago, Ramer said.
November 17, 2000 |
These last few days, I've had this feeling--kind of giddy, kind of obsessed, unable to think about anything else but the object of all my attention. It's the last thing that fills my mind at night. It's the first thing that pops into my head in the morning. I'm not in love--I'm in . . . flashback. As I listen to the Florida presidential election post-mortem, I'm taken back to the summer of 1973--the summer of the Watergate hearings.
March 24, 1988 |
There's a new benefit on the horizon--the Imagination Ball June 11. Alyce Williamson, president of the Art Center One Hundred, is chairing. The party, catered by Rococo and with mimes, acrobats and Wayne Foster's Orchestra for dancing, promises to be a happening. The outdoor sculpture garden will be tented. It's the center's first fund-raiser ever. The ball calls for "creative black-tie or costume." Already, imagination brims. Kathleen Allen has begun work on her elaborate butterfly regalia.
December 23, 1988 |
Former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater will visit Orange County on Jan. 22 to autograph copies of "Goldwater" during a brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit the Associates, a support group for the Orange County Trauma Society. Goldwater's daughter, Peggy Goldwater Clay of Newport Beach, will preside over the affair, which will also feature an autograph session with Maureen Dean, author of "Washington Wives." Clay is preparing to go to Arizona to join her father for his 80th birthday bash Jan.
March 12, 2000 |
There are meals, as Proust has told us, that unlock the vaults of memory, foods that guide us to emotions and traumas long-starved by the discipline of adulthood. How many of us remember those meals--the perfect crepes cooked by the girl across the hall, the double sauteed sliced pork rushed across campus by the guy in the distant dorm, the Sacher torte parachute-dropped by someone's stepfather on his way from Vienna to Buenos Aires?
January 11, 1988 |
Nostalgia has always had a strong pull on the human species, but in the age of technology it is more powerful than ever. Most of us have grown up with TV. The rest of us have had it most of our adult lives. It has kept us in vivid intimacy with our times. Thus all we need to recall the sentiments of any recent decade is a photograph, a film clip, a video flash. Suddenly we are filled with the sweets or horrors of the past.